Impact Assessment of Credit Programme for the Tenant Farmers
BRAC designed an innovative project titled BorgaChashi Unnayan Prakalpa (BCUP) or Tenant Farmers Development Project to provide credit and extension services to small scale tenant farmers who are usually not reachable by the conventional microcredit and formal banking system. The purpose of this report is to describe what the baseline results reveal about farmers in Bangladesh that work land owned by others through various tenant arrangements. The report highlights the similarities and differences between BCUP clients and non-client tenant farmers and provides extensive information on their socioeconomic profile and their livelihood context. It also highlights their the current credit market conditions and the credit needs. The report is an introduction to an on-going impact evaluation of the BCUP.